9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

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9 days in Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Galle
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Ella
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kandy
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sigiriya
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Galle

Galle ©
The southernmost city on the island, Galle combines colonial-era history with a tropical feel and climate.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Japanese Peace Pagoda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mirissa Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Galle travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Galle is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Galle

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Unawatuna, Mirissa
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Mirissa Beach ©
Mirissa Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Jungle Beach ©
Jungle Beach

2
nights
Ella

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Ella Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then take in the views from Demodara Nine Arch Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ella vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Galle to Ella by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kandy.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
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Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge ©
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

2
nights
Kandy

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Attractions like Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Millennium Elephant Foundation make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Kandy Lake, make a trip to Kandy view point, stop by Kandyan Art Association., and appreciate the history behind Bahiravokanda Vihara Buddha Statue.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Kandy online day trip planner .

You can drive from Ella to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sigiriya.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Millennium Elephant Foundation, Royal Botanical Gardens, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage ©
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

2
nights
Sigiriya

Sigiriya ©
The historic rock of the same name dominates the landscape of World Heritage-listed Sigiriya, where the steep and striking lava plug contains the ruins of an ancient empire.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hurulu Eco Park, then don't miss a visit to Sigiriya World Heritage Site, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at sigiri art gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of The Golden Temple and then step into the grandiose world of Golden Cave Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sigiriya online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kandy to Sigiriya takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sigiriya

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Golden Temple of Dambulla, Hurulu Eco Park
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Hurulu Eco Park ©
Hurulu Eco Park
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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